Tootoomoo Crouch End: Before and After Video

We are a huge fan of our Tootoomoo Crouch End Design and this little before and after video gives you a flavour of what we were working with.


Check out the video here



To see find out more, go to our Tootoomoo Crouch End Project page.



Hatch Student Living and The Hatch Rooms

The Hatch Rooms and Hatch Student Living launch in Cork.


Hatch entrance
Hatch Reception


Hatch Cork is the flagship location for the new student living brand. In a highly competitive market, Kingston Lafferty Design were appointed to define the brand’s visual identity and tasked with creating an impactful, experiential and collaborative ground floor space, encompassing reception, co-working, chill out, study, canteen and interactive spaces to provide inhabitants with an exciting environment and ultimately to add significant value and visual appeal to the brand. KLD also consulted on the rooms, fixtures, fittings and palette, design and decoration.


Hatch Cork Kingston Lafferty Design

Nest Area including Cinema 

The Hatch Rooms and Hatch Student Living have launched in Cork city. The business model works in a similar way to co-working spaces with an entry base level cost which has additional extras to increase spend. KLD worked with the client on these aspects to increase the overall offering. These items to include gym, laundry, private cinema area, coffee kiosk, yoga studio space and a hotel offering for the summer months.

The 265-room property opened in June 2019 after having undergone an extensive €25 million upgrade.

The property at Copley Street in Cork city is controlled by Hatch Student Living with financial backing from Elkstone, a multi-family office based in Dublin. Hatch acquired the property in February 2018 and set about upgrading a co-living property for students driven by increased demand in the city.

Mirrors, Planting and Lighting used to maximise light and promote well being


The story of Hatch Copley Court was to create a happy and unique space, tailored to the students’ needs and wants by using flexible simple creative design. The vision of HATCH was to expand, create and inspire by employing a modular system and creating a template to enable HATCH to grow. This template can now be adapted to each location, creating brand recognition on a global scale.

Hatch Tunnel by Kingston Lafferty Design
Tunnel with hang out Nook



With our design we energised and brought the space to life, making it not only aesthetically pleasing but also a nice place to be. Every perfectly framed space is a performance opportunity with the immersive design imploring interaction from its users, ensuring that every day tells a different story.



A garden zone connects the outside in, frequented with olive trees, hanging plants & floors covered in grass. The connection with the outside and biophilia was important as there was a lack of natural light in certain areas. Other finishing materials such as mirrors allowed light to bounce throughout, creating infinity spaces and allowing spaces to appear larger. The use of playful shapes in acrylic & perspex, with stripes enveloping walls/ floors and ceilings along with giant lollipop lights make for a magical Willy Wonka type mood.


Hatch by Kingston Lafferty Design
Private Nook


As well as the playfulness, it has also a grown up feel with a muted colour palette in tiling and upholstery details to counterbalance the childlike, sculptural elements. The apartments & corridors are an extension of the entrance social space, carrying the same design concept throughout each apartment but adapting it to make it more liveable. The bedrooms and living spaces have complimentary finishes with a muted colour palette to contrast against the slick rich charcoal coloured joinery finishes with subtle tiling detail. The element of playfulness was carried through with colourful and sculptural pieces of furniture added in the form of chairs, rugs and lighting. Large scale architectural artwork was hung to add a sense of colour and comfort.


Hatch Cork Bedroom
Hatch Bedroom



The Hatch Rooms launched on June 19 2019.


BOdy Painted Models at launch of Hatch Cork June 2019
Our fabulous painted ladies, Abigail Russell and Dee Power, at the launch of Hatch Student Accommodation Cork


Hatch Launch with Roisin Lafferty and Becky Russell
KLD Directors, Becky Russell and Roisin Lafferty



Aisling Fitzgibbon and Fiona Stone at the launch of Hatch Student Accommodation Cork, compromising Marsh’s Yard and the Steelworks on Copley Street, Cork. Photo Kieran Harnett
KLD superstars Aisling Fitzgibbon and Fiona Stone



Hatch Launch with Kingston Lafferty Design
KLD Creative Director Roisin Lafferty with Hatch Founders Robert McNally and Richard Brierley


Getting the Hatch Rooms open on time and on budget was a major feat.  The hotel was fully booked on its first weekend. Bookings continued to be strong and right now almost all of the student accommodation has been taken. The magic of this project is how well everyone worked together. KLD’s vision was bold, daring and innovative and required a lot of specialisation and commitment. Whether it was luck or whether you make your luck, everybody came on board and shared the vision. The devil was in the detail. Now each room in the hotel has beautiful finishes, art on the wall, stylish furniture and finishes. The common area is impactful, fun, suited to its audience and caters for a range of facilities. Hatch is the next evolution in student living.


Check our this article in Wallpaper Online magazine which features the The Hatch Rooms.



Client ………………………………………………Hatch

Architects…………………………………………Reddy Architecture

Contractor ………………………………………John Paul Construction

QS & Project Management………….. KSN

Joinery ……………………………………………Greengate Joinery

3D Render ……………………………………..3D Design Bureau



Fulham Development: Before and After Video

Check out this before and after video for our Fulham development completed in 2019. KLD were commissioned to undertake the interior design and architecture of this Fulham Development is a  located in the centre of Fulham, London.




To see more images from the project visit the Fulham Residence  and Fulham Duplex project pages.



House of Peroni at the RHA

House of Peroni launches at the Royal Hibernian Academy

It was many months ago when KLD Creative Director Róisín Lafferty was approached to design the aesthetic of House of Peroni at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Roisin would be joined with two other leading creatives, Killian Crowley, chef extraordinaire and Kev Freeney Creative Director of Algorithm to complete the whole House of Peroni experience.

Puglia Italy inspiration for House of Peroni
Puglia Arches


In order to influence their design/food all three were sent to Puglia in southern Italy in order to get influence from the sights, sounds, architecture, colour and nature.

Puglia Arch with Beautiful Blue Sky



“Taking inspiration from the architectural forms in Puglia, we wanted to play with the notion of scale, blowing up the elemental shapes and forms to create an immersive and playful landscape to explore and play. Leading you through the archways, the space will encourage you to wander and weave your way throughout the different sensory experiences.”


Beautiful Puglia Arches, Architecture and Cacti


KLD Creative Director, Róisín Lafferty taking inspiration from the sights in Puglia


On her visit:

“Brimming with sophistication and elegance, Puglia’s aesthetic of refined arches, understated whites, and glistening jewel seascapes, frame the chilled and inviting environment there. For the 2019 House of Peroni, I wanted to capture some of Puglia’s charm and character in the design.”


Róisín also visited the RHA in order to see how her vision of Puglia would fit in the reception area and lobby of the RHA.  Have a look at this video to hear more of Róisín’s inspiration behind the design.



Róisín and team KLD then set about with the design. Arches feature very strongly, as do the colours white and blue.

House of Peroni Concept Moodboard


Concept for KLDs House of Peroni


We are thrilled with the end results of the the work, which was undertaken by Neon Agency.


The launch night was held on 21 August, one day before the official opening. Here are some photos of the end result at the RHA. Our official photos will be available shortly.


House of Peroni Arches



House of Peroni at the RHA Reception Area


Of course this is, as always, a team effort and here is team KLD looking very fetching in blue and white at the official launch of House of Peroni Ireland 2019.


Team KLD


Check out this interview with Róisín in Tatler Magazine

Here is article in Lovin’ Dublin where Róisín talks about building up her business as well as her influences for House of Peroni.

Thanks to everyone at Richmond Marketing and Elevate PR who made the whole thing happen. House of Peroni runs until 1 September at the RHA. Not to be missed, you can book your tasting menu tickets here : House of Peroni Dining Experience

Before and After Video: Dublin City Centre Office


Check out the before and after video of our Dublin City Centre office design completed in 2016.






For further information visit our Dublin City Centre Office Project Page

Marianella Penthouse: Before and After Video

Marianella is a beautiful and luxurious development in Rathgar, Dublin City.

KLD were tasked with designing the Penthouse showroom with a focus on quality, tactility and timelessness. The refined design appeals to a wide market with a focus on craftsmanship and designer pieces that stand the test of time and eschew trends. The highly functional spaces are cohesively linked through the use of carefully designed joinery and a selection of atmospheric artwork. The overall colour and material palette exude sophistication and luxury in a calm and serene way.

Check out the video here